SuSE 11 Security Update : IBM Java 1.6.0 (SAT Patch Number 736)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41405

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update brings the IBM Java 6 JDK and JRE to Service Release 4. It fixes lots of bugs and various security issues :

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to determine the location of the Java Web Start cache and the username of the user running the Java Web Start application. (CVE-2008-5341)

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with launching Java Web Start applications may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted application may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-5340)

- The UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format-8) decoder in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) accepts encodings that are longer than the 'shortest' form. This behavior is not a vulnerability in Java SE. However, it may be leveraged to exploit systems running software that relies on the JRE UTF-8 decoder to reject non-shortest form sequences. For example, non-shortest form sequences may be decoded into illegal URIs, which may then allow files that are not otherwise accessible to be read, if the URIs are not checked following UTF-8 decoding.
(CVE-2008-5351)

- A buffer vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with processing fonts may allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2008-5356)

- A buffer vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with processing fonts may allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2008-5357)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with processing GIF images may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted application may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2008-5358)

- A security vulnerability in the the Java Web Start BasicService allows untrusted applications that are downloaded from another system to request local files to be displayed by the browser of the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-5342)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 736.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=489052

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5340.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5341.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5342.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5351.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5356.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5357.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5358.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41405

File Name: suse_11_java-1_6_0-ibm-090405.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Updated: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-alsa, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-fonts, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-plugin, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358

CWE: 119, 189, 200, 264